Saturday, February 20, 2010

Warning...these pictures may make you hungry...

A lot of you have asked me about my change in eating and cooking habits. I've really enjoyed this new way of eating. The thing that has helped me the most is that my husband and my kids are all on board. It takes a lot of planning and making sure that the fridge is stocked, but it's well worth it.
We haven't written off sugar and all things carb-filled forever, but for me - it is the better choice. It is still hard, but I've learned that by refraining from sugar and carbs, I have cut out things like chips, ice-cream, starchy potatoes, breads, fried and battered foods, milk shakes, most fast food, etc. I know. Sounds boring, right? It's been a challenge, but so far - so good. There have been a few times (like the Valentine's Banquet) where I've gone ahead and eaten dessert and starches, but it's not all day every day like it was before.
Here are some of the meals that I've served my family in the last few weeks, along with the ones you saw in my other recent post. It's been about a month and we've all lost at least 10 lbs. each, but my hubby has lost about 16 lbs! We've also been exercising regularly too!
Here we go...

I needed a little "comfort" food here so I made a seasoned ground beef that I usually serve on mashed potatoes, but this time I served it on the mashed cauliflower. My kids really love it!


Sauteed and seasoned asparagus

Omelettes are good any time of the day. Here is one with bacon, spinach, mushroom and cheddar jack cheese.

This one is sans mushroom, but with added sausage.

This was a quick meal that I made one evening with stir-fry chicken, pasilla chilies and mushrooms. Very good - lots of flavor.

This was a really great meal. We had shrimp scampi and mussels as a side with broiled salmon and broccoli. It was delish! It would've cost us so much to go out and have this at a restaurant.

Butter and garlic shrimp....

...lots of broccoli...splash of pepper jack cheese on top...

Broiled salmon...just right...

...and then there's days that I am in a super big hurry and I've got to just pick up a rotisserie chicken and sautee some green beans and go! Quick...but still healthy. No more just pullin' in to 'ole Jack in the Box for a quick meal.
Let me know if you have any questions!

5 comments:

Lea said...

Oh MYGOOOOOSH... you are SUCH a gourmet cook! Your pictures are goooorgeous... the color in those foods... Sherry... you may laugh but those are the greenest beans I have ever seen. lol I've never head of food on cauliflower before. I lead a sheltered life remember... and it resides around fried spam and hotdogs and macaroni and cheese. SAD but true. Myguy believes in meat and taters. PERIOD. He never eats anything vegetable other than potatoes and corn. No fruit whatsoever. Mcdonalds is his middle name I think? I'm very much the lone ranger when trying to eat healthier. But I do like trying new things.
Congratulations on everyone losing weight! Thats the bonus of eating right!
Well I better get ready for church. Hope you're havin a great sabbath. God's good! Btw... have to tell you I LOVE YOUR TWEETS. I always enjoy pullin up twitter and seeing your lil tweets from California. HOLYKISSES MY DEAR FRIEND... YOU SO INSPIRE ME. HAVE A DAY!

shirley said...

Way to go, Sherry! The food looks beautiful and so healthy.

McKay Family said...

Yum! Where are the recipes? BTW - I nominated you for an award on my blog.
http://lindsaysphotojourney.blogspot.com/

TrulyBlessed said...

i LOVEEEEE asparagus!!! seafood. no. great pics! love you sis.

Blue Jeans and White Cotton Dresses said...

when can I eat at your house.....wow!!!! Makes my big dinners look like rubbish.....Great pictures...almost Taste of Home quality :}....Seriously...these look delightful.....